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A pragmatic approach to free speech

What exactly constitutes “free speech” is a highly controversial issue. Should ultimate freedom of expression be allowed regardless of the offence it might cause, or should we take a more tempered approach? Chris Kounelis makes the case for the latter.

Hollande and Laffer

Source: François Hollande

The socialist hopeful to the French presidency, Francois Hollande, declared last week that once president, he would implement a 75% income tax to one million euro+ earners. What he thought would earn him some credit from the many anti-system in France quickly turned into a demagogic and unrealistic promise. Criticism poured, and Sarkozy’s proponents called up some economic common sense to the situation.

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